WATCH: Record is just part of a bigger picture

CAM CHALMERS hopes his record-smashing feat on Sunday will lead him to much bigger things in coming weeks.

Cameron Chalmers (No. 1) in the early stages of his record-breaking run at Footes Lane on Sunday. (Picture by Martin Gray, www.guernseysportphotography.com, 29504508)
Cameron Chalmers (No. 1) in the early stages of his record-breaking run at Footes Lane on Sunday. (Picture by Martin Gray, www.guernseysportphotography.com, 29504508)

His outright Guernsey 400m record still stands as the 45.64sec. run that earned him the British U23s crown back in June 2017.

But after striding to a 45.98 track record at a relatively humble Footes Lane meet, and after 19 months without racing, the Olympic hopeful is now targeting that much-anticipated step-up.

‘It would be lovely to finally break my PB that I’ve been knocking around on for three or four years now,’ he said.

‘I’ve always been right there but not managed to quite get under it.

‘I’m definitely in the shape to do that if I stay healthy – I just need the right race and right conditions.’

The Tokyo ‘2020’ Olympic Games countdown is still ticking healthily with 80 days left, a welcome sign for an athlete who has had to endure widespread speculation over their potential cancellation.

The 24-year-old admitted that he has been more relaxed about the situation in recent months.

‘I think the big difference is being settled over here, being happy and keeping healthy.’

But he will soon be leaving for the UK chasing further tune-ups, around three races in his estimation, before the Olympic trials in late June.

‘That’ll be it and then the Olympics. The sole focus for the last two years has been getting to the Olympics and running well there, so that’s all I care about.’

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